Call me a hypocrite. Go on, call me one.
I know I made a huge deal a few weeks ago about rewriting The Dreaming Highway due to selling a religious novel cast to a secular market. And I still intend to do this. I’m part of the way through it, and I like where it’s going…it’s just…
Well, okay, I’m a little tired of working on this same story for a while, and I figure I will do best to rewrite it when it’s feeling fresh and invigorating. There, I just used the word “invigorating.” I’m still shopping the original version and title to agents and publishers. But, I am not currently feeling the rewritten story. Honestly, I’m ready to move onto other stories.
AND….I’m ready to move on to my next novel. I have officially started writing The Minutemen of Overland Park, Kansas, and I am really excited. I am not one of those writers who works from an outline. I like to build on the premise and just let it go. But, today, a perfect ending to this book came to my head and I cannot wait to see the story find itself there. I can’t wait for you to read it. I guess I need to write it first.
The Minutemen of Overland Park, Kansas is a dark comedic story about Mikey Burns, a banker and committed family man who can be counted on – to the exact minute – to eat lunch and dinner at the same time each day, who always shows up 10 minutes early to everything, and who doesn’t go anywhere without his inhaler. When the president of the bank is replaced by a new young hotshot who begins downsizing left and right, Mikey snaps out of his comfortable and predictable life and – along with a small group of bankers and office professionals – begins a string of unusual bank robberies in the Kansas City area.